Prof. Allan V Kaluef


Academic Degree(s)





Current Position

  • Institute for Translational Biomedicine, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
  • President, International Stress and Behavior Society (ISBS)


Professional Experience

  • 2015-present, Professor, Institute for Translational Biomedicine, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
  • 2014-2017, Distinguished Chair Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Guangdong Ocean University, China
  • 2009-2012, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • 2008-2009, Assistant Professor of Physiology, Georgetown University Medical School, Washington DC, USA


Education & Training

  • 1989-1996, BS/MS in Physiology (Summa Cum Laude), Moscow State University, Russia
  • 2003, PhD in Physiology, RUDN State University, Moscow, Russia
  • 2003-2005, Postdoctoral Fellow in Anatomy, Neuroscience, Tampere University Medical School, Tampere, Finland
  • 2005, PhD in Anatomy, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
  • 2005-2008, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroscience and Pharmacology, NIMH/NIH, Bethesda, USA



  • 1995, Presidential Scientific Prize for outstanding young scientists (the highest possible award for young scientists in Russia)
  • 2005, Medal for Neurosteroid Research, Finland
  • 2006, Mudry Medal for excellence in education, National Academy, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2007, NARSAD Young Investigator Award
  • 2014, Fellow, International Stress and Behavior Society (ISBS)


Research Grants

  • 2011-2012,NIH/NIDA R03 SOAR Grant, USA (PI)
  • 2011, Tulane Pilot Grant, USA (PI)
  • 2012, LA BoR Opt-In II Grant, USA (PI)
  • 2016-2019, Russian Foundation for Basic Research grant, Russia (PI)


Committee & Membership

  • 2007-present, Member, Governing Council, World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry
  • 2009-2013, Member, Animal Use/Ethics Committee, International Behavioral Neuroscience Society
  • 2010-present, Chair, International Zebrafish Neuroscience Research Consortium (ZNRC) and Zebrafish Neurophenome Project (ZNP)


Selected Publication

  • Kyzar EJ, Nichols CN, Nichols D, Gainetdinov RR, Kalueff AV. Psychedelic drugs in biomedicine. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences (TIPS), 2017, [IF = 10.0]
  • Kalueff AV, Stewart AM, Graybiel AM, Berridge KC, Fentress JC. Neurobiology of rodent self-grooming and its value for translational neuroscience research. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 2016, 17, 45-59 [IF = 31.2]
  • Song C, Shieh SH, Wu YS, Kalueff AV, Gaikwad S, Su KP. The role of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids in the treatment of major depression and Alzheimer’s disease: acting separately or synergistically? Prog Lipid Res, 2016, [IF = 10.02]
  • Stewart AM, Kalueff AV. Controlled substances and innovation of biomedicine: a preclinical perspective. Nature Reviews Neurosciences, 2013, 15, 34-35 [IF = 31.2]
  • Stewart AM, Ullmann J, Norton WJ, Parker MO, Brennan CH, Gerlai R, Kalueff AV. Molecular psychiatry of zebrafish. Molecular Psychiatry, 2015, 20, 2-17 [IF = 15.40]
  • Kalueff AV., Stewart AM, I Gottesman. Rethinking CNS disorders: time for new drug targets? Trends in Pharmacological Sciences (TIPS), 2014, 35, 491-492. [IF = 10.0]
  • Kalueff AV., Stewart AM, Gerlai R. Zebrafish as an emerging model for complex brain disorders. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences (TIPS), 2014. [IF = 10.0]
  • Stewart AM, Braubach O, Gerlai R, Kalueff AV. Zebrafish models for translational neuroscience research: from tank to bedside. Trends in Neurosciences TINS, 2014 [IF = 14.0]
  • Cachat J, Stewart A, Grossman L, Gaikwad S, Kadri F, Chung KM, Kalueff AV. Measuring behavioral and endocrine responses to novelty stress in adult zebrafish. Nature Protocols 2010;5:1786-99. [IF = 9.9]
  • Kalueff AV, Keisala T, Minasyan A, Kumar SR, LaPorte JL, Murphy DL, et al. The regular and light-dark Suok tests of anxiety and sensorimotor integration: utility for behavioral characterization in laboratory rodents. Nature protocols. 2008;3:129-36. [IF = 9.4]

Total number of SCI papers 165, H-index = 52 (Sept 2017)